The CIF Southern Southern Section published the much anticipated Watch List for the 2017 Season this week. Four local Teams have made the preseason list as tops in their respective Divisions.
Great Oak has made the list for Division 1. The Wolfpack was 16-14 overall last year, and Great Oak made it deep into the CIF SS Championship Playoffs. They lost to the eventual Division Champion, Santa Margarita in the quarterfinals.
Division 3 Elsinore is also on the list. The Tigers were 31-8 and were the Sunbelt Champions, They will move up a Division in 2017. Elsinore was a game away from winning it all in Division 4 last season when they lost to Sierra Canyon in the final game of the Season.
Heritage is another Sunbelt team on the Watch list. The Patriots are in Division 6 and were 20-10 last season, They hope to go deeper in the CIF SS Playoffs this year. They made it to the second round where they fell to Beaumont.
Calvary Murrieta is the final local team to make the Watch list. The Warriors are in Division 9 and were 21-7 last season, Calvary Murrieta finished the season last year in Round 2 of the CIF SS Champion Playoffs.
Photos by Scott Padgett, Amber Garcia & Mike Clary